Welcome to Heritage BC

Heritage BC is a not for profit, charitable organization supporting heritage conservation across British Columbia through advocacy, training and skills development, capacity building in heritage planning and funding through the Heritage Legacy Endowment Fund. Learn more about us.

Heritage Week is Here

Heritage Week is Here! February 16-22, 2015 communities across British Columbia are celebrating Heritage Week. Tell us how you celebrating Main Street: At the Heart of the Community. Your event could be featured in the Heritage BC Quarterly and you could win two complimentary registrations to Heritage BC's 2015 Conference, October 2-3, 2015 in Rossland, BC.Complete the Heritage Week contest form describing your Heritage Week event and send...

Main Street: At the Heart of the Community

The new posters for Heritage Week 2015 are now available!The theme this year is Main Street: At the Heart of the Community. The poster features two 'Merging Time' composite images of downtown Vancouver that are composites of archival and contemporary photographs taken at the exact same location.  The composite image of the firetrucks at the historic Gastown corner is based on an archive image 'Fire at A.P. Slade's Warehouse, 57 Water Street'...

Chinese Historic Places Recognition Project

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED. THE NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. Do you know a historic place associated with the history of the Chinese community in British Columbia that is important to you or your community? Which of these places should be formally recognized as historic places, significant to the Chinese Canadian community and the history of British Columbia?The Chinese Historic Places Recognition Project is an outcome of the Chinese...

Dynamic Downtowns Webinar

Heritage BC is hosting two sessions of the popular webinar, Dynamic Downtowns — part of our Heritage Week 2015 in keeping with this year's theme of Main Street: At The Heart of The Community.This one hour educational webinar explores best practices in heritage conservation for downtown revitalization. Learn about: • Steps for successful heritage conservation and downtown revitalization • British Columbia heritage legislation •...

Get Ready For Heritage Week 2015!

The theme for Heritage Week 2015 in British Columbia is Main Street: At The Heart of The Community.The week kicks off on February 16, 2015, which is designated as Heritage Day across Canada by Heritage Canada The National Trust:  "Our Main Streets and traditional downtowns are a heritage worth celebrating! As venues for commerce, entertainment, worship, shopping and more, they speak volumes about a community's social and economic history.